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Marilyn Monroe

Postby GoogaMooga » 26 Oct 2021, 00:59

Ever noticed how there doesn't seem to be any decent Marilyn Monroe comps on the market? They are mostly of the petrol station, budget variety. I've got one on the Danish Edel label, adequately annotated, but with a good tracklist and good sound. Marilyn was first and foremost a movie actress, and also the leading sex object of the 1950s. I don't know if she ever had any chart hits, but some of her songs from the few musicals she did have entered the popular canon, and I think she deserves a place in the archives. One CD will do, though, she was not very prolific. Plus she died young. I am still looking for a definitive major label comp by her.

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Re: Marilyn Monroe

Postby cheifwhat » 30 Oct 2021, 00:23

This thread deserves some replies. I really liked 'Diamonds are a girls best friend'.
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Re: Marilyn Monroe

Postby Charlie O. » 30 Oct 2021, 04:24

GoogaMooga wrote:I am still looking for a definitive major label comp by her.

One factor is that she was never really signed to a major label; she had singles on MGM, Philips. RCA, United Artists and others, but I think they were all just movie soundtrack songs. And with so many small label packages flooding the market, there isn't much incentive for a major (or even a major independent) to do something more definitive.
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Re: Marilyn Monroe

Postby GoogaMooga » 30 Oct 2021, 19:00

Charlie O. wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:I am still looking for a definitive major label comp by her.

One factor is that she was never really signed to a major label; she had singles on MGM, Philips. RCA, United Artists and others, but I think they were all just movie soundtrack songs. And with so many small label packages flooding the market, there isn't much incentive for a major (or even a major independent) to do something more definitive.


Sounds like a perfectly reasonable explanation. Now, someone like Judy Garland was also on different labels, but a lot more prolific, so there is enough material out there for several definitive editions.
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